BENT Image Lab’s latest spot “Sochi in Every Bottle” honors the Olympic games and Coca-Cola in beautiful CG animation. Directed by Nicholas Weigel with creative by McCann Russia, “Bottle” expands on Coke’s whimsical “Happiness Factory” theme, employs the multi-camera technique of photogrammetry, and stars Russian hockey legend Alexander Ovechkin!
E-Comm 911 brings us the commercial “Dangerous Encounters” in an effort to encourage people to lock and/or cover their idle cell phones. Directed by Bernie Roux with agency Cossette, the stop motion spot features a frightened cell phone in peril after being dropped into a dark and omnious purse. A tube knocks the phone down and triggers an accidental 911 call. See the spot after the jump!
Chel White’s Hitchcockian trailer for the Portland International Film Festival puts us face to face with the eye of the world whilst featuring the stomach-knotting music of Vertigo. See the trailer after the jump, but be sure not to blink or you’ll miss it!
BENT Image Lab, an award-winning US-based animation and visual effects production company has expanded its offices to Europe. BENT is currently producing work all over the globe with services that run the gamut from CGI animation to stop motion, mixed media, motion graphics, VFX, as well as post production, digital and augmented reality solutions. The Spain-based office stabilizes BENT’s presence overseas while extending its reach to film, television and commercial producers looking for new creative approaches in animation and VFX.
BENT Image Lab’s Portland Santa is back, this time with a Mrs. Clause and a couple of rein-goats! Come get your peppermint bark kombucha!
It’s the time of year when Rudolph, Santa and the misfit toys return to warm our TV sets with their holiday cheer! This year the Rankin/Bass gang are all back for Nissan’s “Holiday Spirit” spots! Directed by Rob Shaw the spots features our stop motion friends entertaining a Nissan customer in their magical world. See the spots after the jump!
Portland, OR -Oct 15, 2015-Digital Production & Animation Studio Bent Image Lab LLC announced today that Visual Effects Executive Jeff Barnes, co-founder of CafeFX, The Syndicate and past Digital Domain VP, has partnered with the company to oversee BENT’s new Digital Media Group. In his role, Barnes will work with the BENT team to develop creative messaging for alternative medium portals such as cell phones, pads, touch screens and special venue experiences implementing AR, pixel mapping and other developing new technologies. He will also provide management and business development support for the company’s growing visual effects division.
The latest issue of The Pioneer Journal is themed to technology and features two great Bent directors: Bernie Roux and Carlos Lascano! Bernie discusses time and budget constraints and successful project management and Carlos discusses his concept of future society! Check it out after the jump:
The painful process of grief and the grace of organ donation punctuate the latest music video “Organs” by rock duo The Uncluded. Produced at Bent Image Lab and directed by Rob Shaw, the video weaves together a dark tale of loss and love as performed by whimsical stop motion insects.
Bent Image Lab has joined forces with Secret deodorant and Leo Burnett to add another installment to their “Mean Stinks” campaign. Directed by Solomon Burbridge, the public service announcements incorporate the “paint your pinky blue” slogan in skits that use real fingers to tell their stories.
Navigating through perilous gas filled situations, Gas X and his buddy Antacid reiterate the fact that Antacid only treats heart burn, not gas! Bent Image Lab teams up with Adrenaline on the new Gas X campaign to bring the 2D/live action cut outs to life.
Artist Laura Heit has published “Animation Sketchbooks”, an amazing look inside the artistic process of art and animation! Presenting samples from 50 animators known throughout the world, Heit’s sketchbook features sketches, concept art, storyboards, doodles, photo copies, paint, pencil, photography, puppets, etc. as well as reflections from the artists themselves. Bent’s Chel White is included as well as David Polonsky, Waltz with Bashir, Koji Yamamura, David Shrigley, Isabel Herguera, Jeff Scher, etc.
“The Aquarium” music video by indie rock band The Uncluded has released on MTV. Produced at Bent and directed by Rob Shaw, this live-action vid takes place at an aquarium where the psychology of sea life is studied, hence the lyric “please don’t tap on the glass”.
DirectAsia.com believes that advertising by the insurance industry in Asia has relied too heavily on traditional imagery.
Simon Birch, CEO of DirectAsia.com, said: “So far, advertising for insurance here has remained traditional and rather boring. You know the ones with impossibly good looking families with perfect teeth standing under umbrellas etc. Our latest campaign aims to change all that, as well as change people’s negative perceptions about the way insurance is done.”